chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours murky chestnut with red and golden yellow highlights; the head is mousse-like and off-white. The aroma has notes of: fermenting apple cores, barnyard funk, sour cherries, slight leather, and apricots. The taste is high sour and medium acid, it finishes with a malty drier note; there are notes of: sour cherries, dry cider, slight raspberry, straw, and a malty aftertaste. The palate is medium-light bodied with a long sour finish; light carbonation; sticky. Overall, it’s a little unbalanced but very appetizing.
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excited for this one. 2011 batch #14. Poured into my Ommegang tulip-esque glass with a mahogany clear pour. The nose I just what I was expecting - old wood, funk, and a touch of basalmic vinegar. The flavor is initially sour, followed a bit of undesirable graininess. The finish is smooth and woody. Nice beer.
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome. Pours a brownish rust color with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Aroma is sour, apple, oak, and "aged" funk. Taste is sour, apple, raisin, rum, and other beer aroma similar to the ones found in the "brett" varieties. Palate: plenty of carbonation adds to the complexity and bitterness. Finishes dry and aromatic, nice!
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 bottle thanks to hey_kevin for this one. pours a very deep ruby red with a thin ring of white bubbles. aroma is sour but not as strong as i would have thought. there is also some malt and just a hint of oak. taste is sour sweet and dry. there seems to be just a hint toward some kind of fruit. mouthfeel is syrupy and eventually dry. damn fine brew. thanks kevin!
Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours an almost clear deep copper to light brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is quite sour, with notes of sour grapes and cherries. Flavor is a sour vinegar, with light hints of fruity sour/sweetness. Light to medium in body with a lasting astringent sour punch on the back of the tongue. Oily in texture. Delightful.
BreWedge (257) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a brownish/red with a miniscule white head. Aroma is sour fruit and band-aid (borrowed the term from another rating as it made sense). Taste is sour berries and malt vinegar. Nice tangy bite up front followed by a moderately sour/bitter finish. Unlike any sour I’ve tried before.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish copper with a very small head. Smells sour with a goodly amount of funk kicked in. The flavor is mildly sour and a bit too watery for my tastes, there were the oaky accents but they really didn’t grab my attention much. Finishes crisp and clean. Not bad but far from my favorite sour, it lacks the tartness I desire in this style.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Living in Italy has some advantages!Very
particoular beer,fermented in barrique.Deep red, brown pour, sour cherry and wood aroma.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 The foreboding nearly purple hue of Panil Barriquée glinted a rusty red in my trappist glass, a somewhat haunting presage that the thin beige film sitting above could not alleviate. On the nose, however, a far more vibrant and stimulating ambience emerge. The opulent aroma of dark caramel fuses with the succulent grape juice, vanilla, sour cherries and apple fragrances. As ostentatious as every Italian I have known, this Flemish Sour evolves an equally pugnacious character on the tongue. Grapefruit, lemon, cherries, berries, and apple juice all lend to the profuse acerbity and bitterness that obliterates on the first sip, and persists until the very last. The palate lacks a balancing sweetness that might assuage some of the puckering without erasing the subtle complexity. Sourness is not unpleasant and is a quality I do enjoy, but the Barriquée in my opinion demands a little more aging before the sharp flavors becomes more rounded and enjoyable. Vedremo, as they say...
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dirty amber pour with a nice head. nice inviting tart funk aroma. sour up front but mellows and dries. slight acidity in the finsih. medium mouthfeel. wonderfully drinkable and the alcohol is noon-existant.